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My inner ankle bone is red swollen is it gout?

My inner ankle bone is red swollen is it gout?

Can!: It is not uncommon for the ankle to be involved. Certainly less common than the mtp, and more common than the knee. Upper extremeity joints are all less common than the lower extremity, because of their dependency. Fluid from your vascualr system seeps out more in the lower extremity. At night, water moves back into your blood stream than uric acid, which crystalizes and gout attack occurs. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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My outer ankle bone has been swollen for 2 weeks hurts to walk can't get comfortable cause of pain what should I do?

My outer ankle bone has been swollen for 2 weeks hurts to walk can't get comfortable cause of pain what should I do?

Ankle pain: Pain that lasts for this long should be evaluated. If it was injured or not, a podiatrist will diagnose and treat the pain for you. ...Read more

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Talus bone area is swollen about 2x the size & both sides of ankle. No pain was on feet alot 3 days ago. Ice does not help much. Idea what could be?

Talus bone area is swollen about 2x the size & both sides of ankle. No pain was on feet alot 3 days ago. Ice does not help much. Idea what could be?

Effusion: It sound like you have an effusion in your ankle. Previous trauma? Swelling in the joint or in the surrounding tissues of your ankle? A painless swollen monoarthritis should be investigated w/full exam to see if you have any infection rheumatological sx or diabetes, may progress to polyarthritis. X-rays and joint aspiration may be needed. You will need to rest, ice, elevate and compress ankle. ...Read more

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Is my ankle broken? I tripped over a shoe&its swollen next to my bone and it's bigger than my ankle bone. I cant turn it around&it's hard to the touch

Is my ankle broken? I tripped over a shoe&its swollen next to my bone and it's bigger than my ankle bone. I cant turn it around&it's hard to the touch

Answered by X-ray..: Swelling can have the obvious effect of making look large regardless if a fracture occurs or not. The only real way of making that determination is having your foot x-rayed. In the mean time, apply ice, elevate and stay off it until you have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I hit my ankle bone on the side of my bed and it is slightly swollen. What should I do?

Ice: Rice:
rest - don't walk around a lot on it if it hurts to.
Ice - ice compresses, 20 minutes every hour.
Compression - wrap in an ace bandage or a neoprene wrap.
Elevation - put your foot up on a chair, ideally elevate above the heart if it's really swollen.
If it's not getting better in a day or two go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a runner. My inner ankle bone has gotten larger & is tender after a run. It is not swollen. I have sprained that ankle badly in the past. Advice?

I'm a runner. My inner ankle bone has gotten larger & is tender after a run. It is not swollen. I have sprained that ankle badly in the past. Advice?

Tendinitis?: Based on your brief description, I would first consider posterior tibial tendinitis. Osteoarthritis is another consideration since this can develop years after a sprain. Stress fracture is possible but less likely. In the absence of a full exam and x-ray, I would use an orthotic/arch support, strengthen the ankle with a theraband and avoid running through pain- either rest or shorter runs. ...Read more

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Twisted ankle 4 weeks ago, heard a snap, A&E said no break. It is still dull aching and swollen around ankle bone, hurts to move in some positions. Ta?

Twisted ankle 4 weeks ago, heard a snap, A&E said no break. It is still dull aching and swollen around ankle bone, hurts to move in some positions. Ta?

Go to physiotherapy: If you had x-rays that showed no broken bones, you likely have a moderate ankle sprain. It is common with ankle sprains to have up to 6 weeks of swelling. General ideas to treat this include an ankle brace, icing, anti-inflammatory medication and giving it time. I would recommend consulting a physiotherapist to work on ankle motion, swelling control and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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My ankle bone kills after I ran a week of cross country and still hirys to walk and run on, also its swollen and bruised what is it?

My ankle bone kills after I ran a week of cross country and still hirys to walk and run on, also its swollen and bruised what is it?

Sprain/fracture: Either a severe sprain or fracture. Have it examined and x-rayed. Do not attempt to run again. Keep elevated. ...Read more

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My ankle bone kills after I ran a week of cross country and still hirys to walk and run on, also its swollen and bruised. What is it?

My ankle bone kills after I ran a week of cross country and still hirys to walk and run on, also its swollen and bruised. What is it?

See a doctor: If you have pain, swelling and bruising and if it is not improving you want to have it checked out. Perhaps the cartilage in your ankle joint got irritated, or you may have strained ligaments. You want to make sure you do not have a stress fracture- x-rays and other diagnostic tests can help determine that. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle a week ago and the only area still swollen is the ankle bone. It is also still very tender. Does it sound like it could be broken?

Yes and no: The mere fact that it’s swollen doesn’t mean that it’s broken but it could be. You have a few ligaments attaching to your lower leg bones (tibia & fibula) and these could also cause the swelling, and indeed a fracture (avulsion). My advice would be to see a doctor. This is the only way you’ll know for sure whether it’s broken or not. ...Read more

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Hi my I sprained my ankle by landing funny from a jump it is not swollen and not bruised but hurts under my ankle bone it's not bruised or swollen?

Hi my I sprained my ankle by landing funny from a jump it is not swollen and not bruised but hurts under my ankle bone it's not bruised or swollen?

Pain: Pain is a good guide of the body's healing... It sets a boundary of what is ok and not ok and as healing improves, your body will allow you to do more and more. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle a mounth ago went to ER not broken now there is a hard bump infront of ankle bone what is it ankle still swollen can only walk?

I sprained my ankle a mounth ago went to ER not broken now there is a hard bump infront of ankle bone what is it ankle still swollen can only walk?

Scar tissue: There may be a scar tissue from your sprained ankle if not properly immobilized or treated. Glad to hear there isn't a broken bone or fracture, but scar tissue from an ankle sprain can have residual swelling and pain. You may need further treatment and advanced imaging (MRI) to determine other possible pathologies present. Hope this helps, best of luck! ...Read more

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I am in cross country and for the last 5 days the bone under my ankle bone hurts and is swollen and bruised. What could it be. And also it hurts to walk and run on it.

I am in cross country and for the last 5 days the bone under my ankle bone hurts and is swollen and bruised. What could it be. And also it hurts to walk and run on it.

Sprain/strain/stress: Running can cause micro -trauma in the form of ankle strains/sprains or stress fractures. The next step is to stop running, ice it (30 min on/30 min. Off) and get seen. Initial xrays may be negative so additional imaging may be needed (e.g. Mri or bone scan). ...Read more

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Broke my ankle & bone to little toe. Why are toes on that foot still swollen?

Broke my ankle & bone to little toe. Why are toes on that foot still swollen?

Gravity: I've said it before and i'll say it again, gravity is the culprit here. You can expect swelling for up to 6 months from any injury or surgery to the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Sports injury... How bad does it look. Right ankle, underneath my ankle bone is swollen and bruised?

Sports injury... How bad does it look. Right ankle, underneath my ankle bone is swollen and bruised?

Need xam & images: C an orthopedist 4 this. Without a hands on xam, & images the extent of the injury can not B made. ...Read more

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My ankle got hit and now it is a little swollen, I can walk but there is some pain and, there is broken blood vessels on my ankle bone. What is it?

My ankle got hit and now it is a little swollen, I can walk but there is some pain and, there is broken blood vessels on my ankle bone. What is it?

See a Doctor.: You need to make an appt with a podiatrist or orthopaedist. An x-ray will probably be ordered. You should apply ice 20min on 20 min off for the first 48 hrs, and rest the affected ankle. ...Read more

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Hi, my mother in law had an accident. Her ankle bone is broken, but not completely. Still she needs a surgery. But her feet is swollen and its almost 8 days since the accident. What should be done?

Hi, my mother in law had an accident. Her ankle bone is broken, but not completely. Still she needs a surgery. But her feet is swollen and its almost 8 days since the accident. What should be done?

Needs to see the doc: It may take some time for swelling to subside following an injury. If it was properly examined and the doc decided that surgery was not needed, there should have been treatment measures rendered that included immobilization to avoid re-injury. Call the doc that you saw and inform them of this. It is also important that your mother-in-law be compliant and allow the ankle to heal by resting. ...Read more

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Why is my urine so dark yellow? Am I too acidic? And I also have this puffy swollen lump right beside my ankle bone both feet/on outside is it diabetes?

Why is my urine so dark yellow? Am I too acidic? And I also have this puffy swollen lump right beside my ankle bone both feet/on outside is it diabetes?

Dark urinre: Usually means you are dehydrated and not drinking enough water. As for swollen Lo, doesn't sound like diabetes but I'd get it checked ...Read more

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Very hard impact below ankle bone. Can walk with slight pain but, constant dull ache, numb, bruise, cannot touch area and a little swollen. Any ideas?

Very hard impact below ankle bone. Can walk with slight pain but, constant dull ache, numb, bruise, cannot touch area and a little swollen. Any ideas?

Get an xray: First, you should get an xray to rule-out a fracture. The numbness could be from a contusion our bruise to the sural nerve which runs behind and below the ankle bone. Rice: rest, ice, compression and elevation. See your podiatrist or orthopedist. If it is not broken, symptoms should resolve within a week or two. ...Read more

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My talus bone is fractured and torn ligaments. I'm in a boot. It's been a month now and I'm still in pain, foot is still swollen. And red in places???

My talus bone is fractured and torn ligaments. I'm in a boot. It's been a month now and I'm still in pain, foot is still swollen. And red in places???

Follow up: You would certainly want to continue followup with your doctor. You could be in a normal healing process as talus fractures take several weeks to heal, or there are complications that can occur like a non Union or avascular necrosis. Keep your appointments and follow their restrictions with regard to weight bearing status. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle SAT. It swelled up on top of foot & in front of ankle bone. I RICEd it and no more swell. When I walk it makes/feel big pop?

I sprained my ankle SAT. It swelled up on top of foot & in front of ankle bone. I RICEd it and no more swell. When I walk it makes/feel big pop?

Popping with sprain: One of the hardest things to do after an ankle sprain is to eliminate the swelling. Deep swelling can linger for an average 4 months post sprain, and this can cause a popping sensation. I like RICE, especially twice daily 15 minute ice packs and once daily contrast bathing. If the popping does cause pain, then definitely see a specialist. ...Read more

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How to heal my swollen ankle?

How to heal my swollen ankle?

Ankle swelling: Getting the proper diagnosis will then give you the best treatment plan you need. I recommend an exam if you are concerned! Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle pain. The following also describes me: Ankle swelling. What should I do? The bone on the side of my foot looks out

I am experiencing ankle pain. The following also describes me: Ankle swelling. What should I do? The bone on the side of my foot looks out

Go see MD: Could be a variety of things, but at your age, without an injury, my first guess would be gout. So, go see MD ...Read more

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My uric acid is 7.71 mg I play soccer and had many ankle injuries. I woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. This has happened couple of times?

My uric acid is 7.71 mg I play soccer and had many ankle injuries. I woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. This has happened couple of times?

Could be Gout: Need to see a rheumatologist, have the ankle aspirated and see if there are urate crystals. If this is [positive this is interval gout. If not then aspirate again with the next attack to see if this is gout ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that can tell if you have been bitten or stung by a spider? I have had a swollen ankle and major heel pain for a week now.

Is there a blood test that can tell if you have been bitten or stung by a spider? I have had a swollen ankle and major heel pain for a week now.

A Doctor can Help: There is no blood test for checking spider bites. But a good physician can take a look at the site of the bug bite and be able to guide you further and get you over the problem. ...Read more

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I have a swollen ankle that hurts a lot when I get up from sitting for a long time. Why is that?

I have a swollen ankle that hurts a lot when I get up from sitting for a long time. Why is that?

When you sit: With your ankle "hanging" down, more fluid accumulates and the swelling increased thus the increased pain whe yoy get up!
Suggest ELEVATION and ICE (if it is 48 hours after the injury ELEVATION and HEAT!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a very swollen ankle and calf it's very tender to the touch and it gets like this if I stand or walk could it be a blood clot in my ankle?

Sore ankle: Not likely but if I knew your age and if you were on BCPs I could give better help. Discuss with your Dr. You can never give me too much information. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I hit my ankle in the soft area on the inside of my foot between my heal and bone. It is very swollen. What can I do?

I hit my ankle in the soft area on the inside of my foot between my heal and bone. It is very swollen. What can I do?

Avoid weight bearing: If pain worse/ may need xrays to evaluate for a fracture. Partial or non weight bearing with use of non steroidals beneficial. Seek a podiatrists help as warranted. ...Read more

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My husband 41 years has a swollen sack inside the bone of the ankle. In report they called it osteod osteoma. Explain please I am so desperate...

Osteoid osteoma: Osteoid osteomas are benign bone tumors. They have a classic presentation of pain at night that is relieved within 20-30 minutes after use of an anti-inflammatory. Typically they resolve on their own but may require surgical treatment if the patient desires quicker relief. I would recommend evaluation by your physician to decide the best course of action. ...Read more

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A frozen bottle of water fell out of my freezer and landed on my ankle. Ankle is swollen and painful. Could this have hipped a bone or worse?

Fracture: Yes, I had a patient recently you had a similar incident and fractured their fibula. Thankfully it was non displaced and only required a cam boot for 8 weeks. But you should get an x-ray from your local foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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I broke my fiibula on the right leg. During the recovery my ankle was swollen and now after the bone is fine I still have swollen ankle. What to do?

I broke my fiibula on the right leg. During the recovery my ankle was swollen and now after the bone is fine I still have swollen ankle. What to do?

Ankle: Some swelling is normal as healing continues for some time. Re check with your doc to see if any range of motion, strength, of scaring may be present. Compression hose and a bout of physical therapy may be in order. ...Read more

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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more